Monthly Archives: August 2023

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Hamburger helper in pan and bowls.

One pot and under 30 minutes? Yes! This homemade Hamburger Helper recipe is a fast dinner option that’s satisfying, comforting, and so darn delicious. Homemade Hamburger Helper It’s easier than I realized to recreate Hamburger Helper at home, or to just try a homemade version of this popular option if you’ve not had it before. […]

25+ Fall Activities for Kids – Busy Toddler

The 25+ Best Fall Activities for Kids: Image shows 8 activities for kids to try in fall (put together by Busy Toddler)

Author: Susie    Published: 08/30/2023    Updated: 08/30/2023 Looking for some fall activities for kids? Check out this list of 25+ easy, fun fall-themed ideas that work well for all kid-ages. Remember: fall doesn’t have to mean expensive bucket lists and Pinterest plans. Simple activities at home make fall come to life. What are the best fall […]

Fluffy Applesauce Pancakes (to Share with the Kids)

Applesauce pancakes on plate with syrup and apples.

These fluffy Applesauce Pancakes are easy to mix up, taste sweet and comforting, and the leftovers store nicely in the fridge or freezer. Oh: They are really yummy topped with maple syrup—or served plain! Applesauce Pancakes Every weekend, we have pancakes or waffles. We have a little more time to cook and it’s a lot […]

Top Ten Lunch Containers

open lunch containers on counter.

Find the best trusted lunch containers for kids and adults to make sorting through the options much easier. These picks for lunch boxes, thermoses, dip containers, water bottles, and insulated bags are durable, affordable, and easy to clean. Lunch Containers I know firsthand that shopping for lunch boxes, thermoses, snack containers, insulated lunch bags, and […]

Making ‘Cents’ of Allowance

Revisiting ‘In the Heat of a Meltdown’

Mackenzie and Suzanne make ‘cents’ of some of the most-asked allowance questions in this bonus episode. Mackenzie DeJong Aunt of four unique kiddos. Passionate about figuring how small brains develop, process, and differ. Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life in western Iowa with a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences and Design minor. More Posts […]

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